ThreeSixty Staff Bios

Chad Caruthers, Executive Director

Chad joined ThreeSixty in June 2014, bringing both journalism and nonprofit leadership experience to the role of ThreeSixty Journalism Executive Director. He is passionate about providing opportunities for underrepresented youth to connect with their education, communities and lives.

Chad earned a master’s degree in education at the University of Minnesota and completed a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. He hails from Webster Groves, Missouri.

Miles Trump, Program Manager

Miles Trump joined ThreeSixty in February 2015. He is a former Tommie who spent roughly four years reporting for newspapers, most recently as sports reporter at the Faribault Daily News. Born in Minneapolis and raised in Mankato, Miles studied journalism at the University of St. Thomas – and also worked for ThreeSixty for a summer – and graduated in 2011. After college, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and later held reporting positions at the Wahpeton Daily News, the Waseca County News and the Faribault Daily News. Miles recently married and lives with his wife, Lisa, in Minneapolis. His passions include basketball – both playing it and watching it on TV – hip-hop music, underdog stories and good books.

Bao Vang, Engagement Coordinator 

Bao Vang joined ThreeSixty in March 2015. She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where she studied broadcast journalism and spanish. Since then, she worked as a morning anchor and multimedia journalist at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, and as a reporter and weekend evening news anchor at WBAY-TV in Green Bay. Bao is one of the first mainstream journalists of Hmong ethnicity in the country. Bao was born and raised near St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. She spent her teen years on the city’s east side, where she discovered her passion for storytelling while attending Harding High School. Bao and her husband, Noah, and their daughter, Nina, moved back to the Twin Cities in July 2014 to be closer to family. Bao and Noah welcomed a son, Sean, in February 2015.